The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said Wednesday it had commenced plans for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) and Direct Entry due to take place from March 9 to 17.

‎Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar disclosed this at a Critical Stakeholders Meeting on Plans and Modalities for the Sale and Registration of 2018 UTME Application.

JAMB’s Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede said that in proposing these dates, the management has taken into consideration the dates of other public examinations namely, WAEC, NECO.

“Having examined that all logistics are put in place for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere to the sale period.

“Therefore, all critical stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction,” he said.

So, whether you are a parent or an intending candidate, here are the major points you need to note:

1. The proposed sale of application would commence on November 22 and end January 22, 2018, spanning two months as against one month in 2017 for the exercise.

2. Application fees for the examination remains N5, 000, and this is inclusive of the N300 commission paid on each application to selling points.

3. Foreign based candidates would pay the sum of $20 dollars per candidate as against $100 and $150 paid in 2017 for candidates in Africa and outside Africa, respectively.

4. The optional Mock Examination would hold from Jan. 22 to 24, 2018.

“Only candidates, who register by Dec. 31, 2017 and who have expressed interest for the examination would be eligible for the optional mock examination.

5. The number of days for the examination varies from one to three days and this will be dependent on the number of candidates who show interest and the number of CBT centres in the examination town of candidates, who express interest in the mock examination.

6. In the 2018 UTME, the board would introduce Electronic Jammers at all CBT centres ‎as part of measures to ensure that the integrity of the test was maintained.

7. In addition to telephones and other prohibited materials, all other electronic gadgets, device, lens; wrist watches, pen, eye glasses would be scrutunised. ‎

‎‎8. The brochure which contains the detailed requirements for application and admission to tertiary institutions, as well as syllabus had been updated and uploaded on the website:


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